Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weds Morning

Debbie and I are here at the hospital. It is pretty quiet. Robbie is on his way...we let him sleep a bit longer. We got here and they were changing Jacob's bedding and bandages so we had to wait outside a bit before we were able to get into his room.

They took an x-ray on his chest last night and put up quiet a fight - atta boy! He remains strong and his left arm is in a soft restraint so he does not pull things out. Right now he looks so peaceful. His fever is down to 99.1 and his kidney's, though are still working, off and on they block up.

Please continue to pray for his kidney function and lowering of his temperature. I am amazed and horrified at what his body has gone through - the doctors describe it as an iceberg - we are seeing the damage on the surface but there is so much more beneath the surface.

Though this road is so very difficult - God continues to comfort. We are amazed by the staff here in the burn unit of the hospital - they are brilliant and compassionate people who continue to give us confidence and trust.

God is good in the midst of tragedy as well as triumph.

....I wrote the above over an hour ago...the doctor came in...Jacob was thrashing about a bit. The got him settled down. Debbie is there each moment soothing him and assuring him that we are here. We are still on scheduele for surgery tomorrow.

5 comments:

patrice said...

Continuing to lift up Jacob and all his family in prayer. It's amazing to see what our God is able to do! Thank you for sharing this journey with us, refreshing our own faith and hope along the way...

jenny said...

Just want you to know that people you don't even know are praying and passing along the link to this blog. As family members in the family of God, we are lifting you up, praying and believing for you. May the fullness of God's peace be yours through this journey.

The McCahon Family said...

We are continuing to pray for Jacob and your family. As Jenny said above, there are so many people here and out of the state that are praying for him. My family lives all over, and they all have this blog, and they too, with all their friends and church members continue to lift all of you up to God.

Kayla C said...

I was in Jacob's ROP class this year, though I have known him since fifth grade. I just wanted to let your family know that he is an amazing person with a lively attitude. Being in class with him was always a fun time. You never knew what he was going to do or say next :] Just like his kindness and sense of humor, he is strong. And with all the best wishes of his family, closest friends, and classmates; he will continue to be strong with everything in life.

Doorless said...

I live in WI and was told about your family. I am glad you know the Lord for only with Him will we be strong. Praying for more miracles.
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